Sankashta Chaturthi

Yesterday (26th Oct 2010) was a special Sankashta Chaturthi as it fell on a Tuesday. I heard that fasting on this day is equivalent to observing the fast for 21 days :). Researching on internet, found this link that mentions it to be Angarak Ganesh Chaturthi and explains why it’s special. Thought it’s a good time to start fasting on this day – with only fluids until moonrise. But reading through this link, it looks like you cannot have any fluids except water and that too in limited quantities.

Dates of sankashta chaturthi for this year are here.

Emulator Error: user data image is used by another process

I frequently encountered the below error: 
emulator: ERROR: the user data image is used by another emulator. aborting
 
Once I get this error, I typically restart the emulator and that works most of the times. Sometimes I have to do wipe data for it to start connecting. However searching on google, returned me this link: 
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1740834/emulator-problem-in-android
The easiest solution that worked for me is to invoke the command below. Best part is you need not restart the emulator, 
adb kill-server && adb start-server
adb executable is part of the tools in your android sdk.

Birthday - Nandi temple and California Ramanashree resort

Planned to goto Nandi temple in Nandi (chikkaballapur) and ranganatha temple in chikkaballapur in the morning at around 9 AM. I got around 8:45 :) and got ready immediately but Pallavi and my daughter Sireesha got ready by only 11:30 :(. So dropped the plan of chikkaballapur and went to only Nandi.
First we went to Kanave basavana temple which is around 3 kms from the Nandi temple. Then happened to visit the Saibaba temple and vrudhashrama – Ashram for old people who do not have anyone to take care of them. After giving them a donation – they insisted us to have lunch there. We went to Nandi after having lunch there. A great temple – the gods there seem to be so real. Uma maheswara temple, Bhoga nandi temple, parvathi temple inside that are all beautiful. There was also a tulu film shooting happening and the music was good. The same 10 seconds music was being played and there were atleast 4 trials before we left the place.



Evening, we decided to go to California Ramanashree resort in Yelahanka with my in-laws. It has swimming pools, badminton court etc. but we were content to just have our dinner and come back. The restaurant Dhaba is designed as a roadside dhaba :). Food was okay considering such a high cost. Decent place to visit once or twice since it has a nice ambience and the staff are very courteous.
Following day had been to Inchara in J.P.Nagar – one great place to have a really tasty dinner, with my family.

BarCamp Bangalore 9th edition

BarCamp Bangalore 9th edition was held in our Intuit Campus (Bellandur, Bangalore). There was a good crowd of around 250 people. Intuit, OrangeScape and FusionCharts were the official sponsors.

Attended the sessions :

Also helped Saurabh in presenting the session: Android Programming for Desktop Programmers

Had very informative and entertaining sessions.... Got lots of ideas and web links to check.... Eager to attend the next one :)

BarCamp Bangalore 9th edition

BarCamp Bangalore 9th edition was held in our Intuit Campus (Bellandur, Bangalore). There was a good crowd of around 250 people. Intuit, OrangeScape and FusionCharts were the official sponsors.

Attended the sessions :

Also helped Saurabh in presenting the session: Android Programming for Desktop Programmers

Had very informative and entertaining sessions.... Got lots of ideas and web links to check.... Eager to attend the next one :)

Subscribing to Perforce depot changes

Command line mechanism is mentioned here:

ftp://ftp.perforce.com/perforce/r97.3/doc/cmdguide/html/changere.htm

Details about this are in:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/588264/perforce-getting-email-on-every-checkin

 

In Perforce p4v –> Click on Connection –> Edit Current User. In reviews enter the perforce depot directory ending with /… You should be getting emails for the current user email.

AVD Emulator not connecting to Internet

I have run into this problem frequently and the below 2 suggestions worked for me:

1. Start AVD with command prompt – with administrator privileges

2. Just restart the AVD from eclipse :)